Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Bradley K. Weiner

Bradley K. Weiner, M.D.


Bradley K. Weiner, M.D.

Bradley K. Weiner, M.D.

Associate Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Chief of Spinal Surgery
Medical Director, Orthopedic/Spine Nanotechnology Laboratory
The Methodist Hospital
Professor and Vice Chairman of Orthopaedics 
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

E-mail: bkweiner@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-3597
Fax: 713-793-7107


B.A.   Allegheny College, Meadville, PA (Philosophy)
M.D.   Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Postdoctoral Training

Rotating Surgical Internship, Akron City Hospital, Akron, OH
Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Summa Heath Systems, Akron City Hospital, Akron Children´s Hospital, Akron, OH
Spine Surgery Fellowship, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia



After completing a fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, Australia, Dr. Weiner returned to Akron, Ohio in 1997 to rejoin Summa Health Systems as an Attending Spine Surgeon at their four hospitals in the Akron area. He also received his first academic appointment that that year as an Instructor of Orthopedics at his alma matter, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Dr. Weiner became an Assistant Professor there two years later, then joined the faculty at Penn State University in 2002 as an Associate Professor and Director of the Spine Unit at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He assumed his positions at Methodist in 2006.

Description of Research

Dr. Weiner´s research interests focus largely on the application of new technologies to orthopedic surgery and outcomes research. In his laboratory-based efforts, Dr. Weiner is now leading a collaborative effort to apply nanotechnologies to orthopedic and spinal pathologies.

Major Areas of Research

Orthopedic surgery, spinal surgery, nanotechnology

Recent Publications

Weiner BK, Patel R. The accuracy of MRI in the detection of Lumbar Disc Containment. J Orthop Surg Res. 2008 Oct 2;3:46.

Weiner BK, Black KP, Gish J. Access to spine care for the poor and near poor. Spine J. 2009 Mar;9(3):221-4. Epub 2008 May 12.

Weiner BK. Historical perspective: the development and use of spinal disease categories. Spine. 2008 Apr 15;33(8):925-30.

Weiner BK, Patel R, Noble P. Randomized trials and registries: a computer simulation to study the impact of surgeon/patient factors on outcomes. Spine J. 2008 Nov-Dec;8(6):959-67. Epub 2008 Feb 19.

Weiner BK. Spine update: the biopsychosocial model and spine care. Spine. 2008 Jan 15;33(2):219-23.

Weiner BK, Venarske J, Yu M, Mathis K. Towards the reduction of medication errors in orthopedics and spinal surgery: outcomes using a pharmacist-led approach. Spine. 2008 Jan 1;33(1):104-7.